Grounded Literacies in a Transnational WAC/WID Ecology

  • Mar 17, 2022

Cover of Grounded Literacies, featuring Asian architectureGrounded Literacies in a Transnational WAC/WID Ecology: A Korean-U.S. Study, by Jay Jordan, draws from WAC/WID, second language writing, rhetoric and composition, and scholarship on English teaching and learning in South Korea to describe the ways writing as a privileged literate activity shapes and is shaped by the development of one university’s transnational campuses.

Through grounded analysis of three years of student and faculty surveys and interviews, writing samples, observations, and through personal narrative about the author’s experience at both campuses, Grounded Literacies in a Transnational WAC/WID Ecology closely describes and theorizes the intellectual, social, and material complexities of cross-border educational efforts. Despite the smoothly marketable promise of many U.S.-based international educational experiments, the mutual embeddedness of campus, university, host city, student and faculty experiences, differing expectations, national aspirations, and individual and collective goals and anxieties richly nuances the argument that literacies can never be reduced to classroom or curricular plans.

This book, like other books published by the Clearinghouse, will be available in a print edition from University Press of Colorado in the coming months. The International Exchanges on the Study of Writing book series is edited by Series Editors Joan Mullin, Magnus Gustafsson, Terry Myers Zawacki, and Federico Navarro, with Associate Editors Anna S. Habib and Karen P. Peirce.